Her Mother's Hope

Book One Marta's Legacy
Francine Rivers
2010 (Release March 16th)

Beginning in 1906 in Switzerland, Marta Schneider is twelve years old with a deep love for learning, she has aspirations of going higher in her education.  But a father who is a tailor and a drunk, has different plans, he will hire her out to do any type of work to bring in money to his house.  Marta has good employer's and she is a hard worker but she has much more ambition than being a serving girl all her life. 

Working her way across Europe, and eventually into Canada she realizes her dreams.  First she opens a boarding house and is very successful running it, and then she falls in love and marries.  Her husband a engineer, however has no desire to run a boarding house.  Often making poor decisions, financially Marta and her husband and children find themselves in California, after World War One living in a tent. 

A story of a young Marta who dreams big, growing into a woman who has aspirations and who has a purpose to make sure her children are not weak.  This story will have you laughing at the antics of Marta and crying with her as she looses loved ones in her life.  Truly a story I could not put down start to finish.   512 pages $24.99 US Hardcover 5 stars.

For more information about this book and the author go to her website http://www.francinerivers.com/
This book was provided by Tyndale for review purposes only no payment was received for this review.


  1. If it's by Francine, it's gotta be good! Thanks for the review.

  2. I've actually struggled with Francine Rivers lately. I found that Her Mother’s Hope didn’t have very much hope at all. After writing my own review (which you can read at www.tracysbooknook.com ) I went out and read about 50 other reviews, and 50 out of 50 loved this book. I guess there’s always one in the crowd who doesn’t fit in – and this time it’s me. :-(